Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) strengthens the position of Switzerland in the global marketplace for sustainable finance by informing, educating and catalyzing growth. The association, founded in 2014, has representation in Zurich, Geneva and Lugano. Currently SSF unites 172 members and network partners from financial service providers, investors, universities and business schools, public sector entities and other interested organisations. An overview of Swiss Sustainable Finance’s current members and network partners can be found here.
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Why Switzerland for Sustainable Finance
Switzerland has a long history in both sustainability and finance and many leading businesses offering innovative sustainable finance products. The combination of these two strengths leads to an ideal starting point to promote sustainable finance as a core competence of the Swiss financial marketplace.
Switzerland is also an international leader in embedding sustainability principles into business and society. Its constitution declares sustainable development to be a national objective. As a financial centre Switzerland manages 10% of global securitised assets of which some CHF 390 billion are managed along sustainability principles. It has a top ten position in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index, and many international organisations dedicated to sustainability are based in Switzerland, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).